The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys will host their ‘Reconciliation Round’ this Saturday when the Cowboys take on the Eels.
The Cowboys Reconciliation Round invites local Indigenous community groups to share their culture, a special initiative at home before the Indigenous Round when the team plays in Canberra.
The theme will set the stage for a symbolic curtain-raiser game, cultural displays, performances and activations happening at 1300SMILES Stadium from 3pm when gates open.
Community Invitational v Indigenous All Stars
Details: curtain raiser match on field, 3.20pm
The first of its kind in Queensland, the curtain raiser is a game between a Community Invitational team and North Queensland Indigenous All-Stars team, formed under an initiative of the Queensland Police Services’ ‘Reconciliation Through Sport – Townsville’ project.
The clash is in the reconciliation spirit of the project and brings together a diverse group of Government and community organisations to form the Community Invitational team and Indigenous players from across the region to make up the Indigenous All-Stars team.
Kick-off will follow an on-field Indigenous War Dance and post-match presentations include a reconciliation trophy and player of the match award.
Details: Northern gate, 3pm - 5.30pm
Join in on the cultural activities taking place on the Cultural Walk at the Northern gate, including:
- Cowboys Indigenous Jersey Display
- Cultural Arts Centre Didgeridoo Workshop
- Deadly Choices
- Cultural Arts Centre Painting Workshop
- NRL Cowboys House Shirts
- Community Kulture Basket Weaving
- JW Didgeridoos Didgeridoo Making
- Cultural Arts Centre Dancing Workshop
Cowboys 2019 Indigenous Jersey
Details: jersey is on sale
The Cowboys 2019 Indigenous jersey featuring the Indigenous design titled ‘same but different’ by artist Beau Pennefather Motlop will also be on display and is available for purchase from Team Shop locations around the stadium.
The jersey will be worn by the playing squad in the Round 11 (May 25) away game against the Raiders, when the NRL celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in its annual Indigenous Round.
The 17 match-worn, player-signed Cowboys Indigenous Jerseys from Round 11 will be available for auction, with proceeds going to the Cowboys Community Foundation.
NRL Cowboys House
Details: limited edition shirt on sale
Show your support for young Indigenous men and women and purchase a limited-edition NRL Cowboys House shirt, online or at the game.
All proceeds from your 2019 NRL Cowboys House Polo Shirt purchase will go to NRL Cowboys House, managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation.
Your generosity will support NRL Cowboys House as it removes distance as a barrier to accessing education for young Indigenous men and women from remote areas of Queensland.